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Bharat Ratna for Tenzing if BJP voted to power, says Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:39

In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.

A ladder to Mount Everest?

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 15:18

Climbers may soon be able to reach the top of the Mount Everest by merely climbing a ladder.

Nepal introduces ID cards for all Everest summiteers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 16:24

Nepal on Tuesday launched a new system of providing identity cards to all summiteers of Mount Everest.

New documentary marks 60 years since Everest was first scaled

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 21:09

A new documentary has been released marking the 60 years since Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest.

Mexican twice summits Everest in one climbing season

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:39

Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world`s tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb`s organizers said.

‘First man on Mt Everest was Hillary, not Tenzing’

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 18:00

The book, by British author Mick Conefrey, is titled `Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent` to be released next month.

President to present National Sports Awards today

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 18:13

Olympic heroes, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will jointly receive the country`s highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- from President Pranab Mukherjee.

Tenzing and Hillary monuments unveiled on Intl Everest Day

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 18:31

Today is the 58th anniversary of the conquest of Everest, the highest peak in the world (8848 metre) by Hillary and Tenzing.